MyBlogLog is a good tool. I use it not quite everyday, but often enough to see how many readers are in the WeblogToolsCollection Community and who is visiting the blog. I would like to have regular up to date click through information (and ad click though information, that is a very cool feature, BTW) but since I do not pay for it, I get stale data. Stale data is useful but in a “meh, shrug” sort of way. However, I have been bothered by one aspect of MyBlogLog that I have not been able to shrug off.
R rated avatars. I thought I had read somewhere that MyBlogLog would watch out for these and filter them out but I have seen them become more and more popular, especially among the marketing crowd.
I have no right to be, nor any qualification to be moral police. But since I cannot police the behaviour of others, I reserve the right to remove, hide, terminate or otherwise remove anything from my site that I deem inappropriate. That being said, I consider R rated avatars inappropriate to be displayed a public blog that is being read by people of all ages and have been actively hiding them when I see them. If you are being hidden from my list on the sidebar, that is probably why. If this turns out to become more prevalent, I will simply remove MyBlogLog from this blog.
I wonder what MyBlogLog thinks of this growing problem or if they even think of this as a problem. I know Jeremy had a rough time recently but what have your experiences been with MyBlogLog? What do you think of the avatars?